Tuesday, February 26, 2008

From Lorri

Wow! This March offers a lot of great books to read. The long awaited The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison ($25) just came out and we have signed copies!!!
In Dead Witch Walking we meet
Rachel Morgan a witch and I.S. runner - like an FBI agent but for the paranormal world. My son and I love this series. Kim's books appeal to a very diverse fan base. Just this morning a solder in fatigues was waiting at the door for us to open so he could buy a signed first and find out what Rachel Morgan was up to. Rachel is one of the toughest kick-butt heroines ever written; living in the most fascinating world I have ever read. Thank you, Kim!

Kim's series and Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries are two of my favorites Charlaine's From Dead to Worse ($25) will be out in May.

She will be signing May 9th at 7:00 pm at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale. Don't miss this chance to meet this awesome author. For more information or to reserve a copy of any of Charlaine's books you can call 480 947 2974 or visit wwwpoisonedpen.com. Charlaine will inscribe her books and we can ship to anywhere!

Berkley has just brought Charlaine Harris's beloved Aurora Teagarden mysteries back into print. Cozy-readers, if you missed these you now have a second chance to treat yourself.

In Real Murders ($8) we meet Aurora Teagarden, or Roe to her friends, a librarian with an interest in true crime literature and murder. Roe belongs to a small group that meets weekly to discuss real murders. After one of the members is killed, Roe can't help but get involved. A Bone to Pick ($8) the second in the series has also been reissued.

I also want to recommend all three of Mario Acevedo's trilogy: The Nymphos of Rocky Flats was voted Westword Best of 200, Best New Book by a Colorado Author.

The opening lines of Mario Acevedo's debut novel The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, ‘I don't like what Operation Iraqi Freedom has done to me. I went to the war a soldier; I came back a vampire.’ describes Felix in a nutshell. Mario has written a modern vampire who isn’t against using technology to get the job done. Felix faces daylight with a liberal dose of SPF 90 sunscreen and had no problem employing guns. This action packed series is full of fun. If you enjoy Christopher Moore, then Mario will be a treat.

You can meet Mario Acevedo April 22, 2008 at 7:00 pm where he is signing at the Poisoned pen. www.poisonedpen.com

This Gem was a February book. I got to meet Rosemary Harris a discuss this charming debut when she was at the Poisoned Pen. Signed 1st editions are available ($24).

For signed copy call 480

947 2974 or visit www.poisonedpen.com

An intriguing, fast-paced debut by new author Rosemary Harris. who, like her main character, is a Master Gardener. If you enjoy gardening and mystery then this lively mystery may be just what you're looking for. Barbara made this book a First Mystery Club Pick and I found it enjoyably entertaining.

From the book jacket:

Meet Paula Holliday, a transplanted media exec who trades her stilettos for garden clogs when she makes the move from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. Paula can handle deer, slugs, and the occasional human pest - but she's not prepared for the mummified body she finds while restoring the gardens at Halcyon, a local landmark.

Casual snooping turns serious when a body is impaled on a garden tool and one of Paula's friends is arrested for the crime.

Aided by the still-hot aging rocker who owns the neighborhood greasy spoon, a wise-cracking former colleague, and a sexy Mexican laborer with a few secrets of his own, Paula digs for the truth and unearths more dirty business the town has kept buried for years.

White Corridor by Christopher Fowler.(American $24)

For all you lovers of the British Detective, here comes a story which rivals Full Dark House as being one of the best in the series. Rumored to be the next to last in this well crafted mysteries featuring Arthur Bryant and John May, two of Britain’s oldest detectives, who have been partnered in the London Police Department's Peculiar Crimes Unit for over sixty years.